Tag : George III

The South Front 1903
Jun 18th, 2016 | | Patrick's Writing | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Trent Park (part one)

'Trent Place. Near Southgate, The Seat of Wigston Esq.', 1808. On two occasions so far I have been asked to work on houses with strong connections with my family. The first time was a charming Regency house in...

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Aviary
Feb 1st, 2015 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 7 Comments

The Aviary, Dropmore Park

Barbara Jones. The Aviary, Dropmore, Buckinghamshire. Lithograph, 1971 Dropmore House is a large detached late eighteenth century mansion which stands in its own estate of 220 acres. It is located in the Thames...

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Duke's Bedchamber
Dec 9th, 2014 | | Conservation | Institutions | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Cumberland Suite, Hampton Court Palace

The Duke's Bedchamber The Cumberland Art Gallery is a new space that has been created at Hampton Court Palace for the display of a splendid selection of works of art from the Royal Collection. However, rather than...

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CW Antiques Forum Programme Cover
Mar 2nd, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

65th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum

What’s Old is New Again: Celebrating Antiques in America February 22nd–26th 2013 I made my first visit to Colonial Williamsburg (or CW as it is known) in 1994 to attend the conference on Painted Wood: History...

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Richmond Hill Terrace Exterior
Nov 25th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

The Terrace, Richmond Hill

This was another of those houses that I had been hoping to be involved with for many years and then fate struck twice. In the late 1990s I carried out an initial paint investigation of two of the rooms and then I...

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King's Observatory, Kew
Jul 13th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

King’s Observatory, Kew

The King’s Observatory was an astronomical and terrestrial magnetic observatory built for George III, a keen amateur astronomer. The architect was Sir William Chambers who also designed the Pagoda in nearby Kew...

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Parsons - Pompeian Colours
Apr 18th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Comments Off

A Tint Book of Historical Colours

SOME COLOURS FROM THE DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS Pompeian and Etruscan Colours "Long Acre1 in the year 1802 was an ideal situation for a firm of colour and varnish makers, the neighbourhood being the cradle of...

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Kew Palace
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Palaces | No Comments

Kew Palace

The most intimate of the royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the Royal family between 1729 and 1818. In happier times, George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children enjoyed a...

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